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Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Newspaper) - August 7, 1976, Brainerd, Minnesota The Brainerd daily dispatch Quot Central Minnesota s daily newspaper Quot in the heart of the Lake Region ,%.pp��Brainerd, Minnesota 56401, saturday August 7, 1976 15 cents vol. 99d-no. 3 Wyant appointed District judge Clinton Wyant a 44-year-old Aitkin lawyer Active in Del politics has been named to replace Ben Grussendorf As ninth judicial court judge. Grussendorf however continues to fight a state Law forcing his retirement at age 70. Wyant an assistant Public defender from Palisade was listed yesterday by gov. Bendell Anderson effective oct. 15. Contacted by the dispatch this morning Wyant said he was a pleased and flattered by the appointment. He said he received word of the appointment about noon yesterday from the governors office. That news he said was not a total Surprise. A i understood that the governor had thought of me a the Minnesota Moose association is holding its annual convention this weekend in Brainard. During business sessions members will elect a state president and vice president select convention cities for upcoming years and discuss operation of the various lodges in the state. Moose officials from left Are Roger Spreeman Brainerd Lodge governor Darold Lavalla regional director from St. Paul John evangelist Deputy supreme governor of Minnesota and Bob loss convention publicity chairman and a past governor of the Brainerd Moose Lodge no. 1246. Membership in the local Lodge numbers about 1,250. Daily dispatch photo researchers switch efforts to poisons to find mystery disease dump Schweiker Effort being discussed by gop Harrisburg a. A researchers baffled by a deadly Riddle they say May never be answered have shifted their attention to toxins a Poi is a in the search to identify the a a legionnaires disease which has caused the deaths of 25 persons. A what we know is really what we done to know a or. David Sencer director of the Federal Center for disease control in Atlanta said Friday. A a it a possible Well never scientists on Friday turned their attention to thousands of toxic chemicals As a possible cause of the disease. Tiey have not completely ruled out virus As a possible cause Bitt Sencer said a we have found no viral Sencer said detection tests for toxins Are More complicated than those which eliminated influenza As a possible cause. He said he did not know when results of the tests might show absolutely whether a toxic agent caused the illness and if one did which one. If a toxin was the cause it May have come from food water or from air breathed by the victims Sencer said. But he emphasized that the illness is not a bacterial disease such As those referred to As food poisoning. Toxins can come from animals vegetables chemicals or common household items. They can be harmless in some amounts killers in others. They can be produced in a Laboratory or crop up on their own. Sencer said a a wide variety of pesticides and herbicides could have caused the disease but scientists were not restricting tests to those substances Leonard Bachman Pennsylvania s health Secretary said toxins Are tougher to Trace As time passes. No new outbreaks of the disease have been reported since tuesday. The death toll climbed to 25 when two persons a Spil to Viking s twin goes into orbit around Mars today by Richard Saltus Pasadena Calif. A the Viking 2 probe completed Maneu vers to put it into orbit around Mars Early today As the Viking i Lander continued its experiments searching for signs of life on the planets surface. With its robot Lander still mated to the orbiting Mother i ship Viking 2 went through a 40-minute rocket Burn that brought it within 1,000 Miles of Mars a spokesman at the Jet propulsion Laboratory said. The Man Euver was completed at 8 29 . Edt. Scientists said they know for several hours whether it had been completely successful but a spokesman said indications were that everything was a go ing tie rocket Burn was to decelerate the four ton Craft which had been speeding up As it approached the planet. The Craft began the Man Euver from a Point 10,000 Miles above Mars and was slowed some 2, 460 Miles an hour from its pre Vious velocity of 10,300 . During the Man Euver the Craft twisted and rolled to get its engines Antenna and solar panels into proper position. It is now scheduled to orbit Mars once every 27.4 hours in an elliptical path that will take the Craft within 932 Miles of the planet at its closest Point and leave it 22,126 Miles away at its farthest Point. As the probe draws close to conference committee holds Fate of tax Bill by Jim Luther Washington a a Senate House conference committee holds the Fate of a far reaching Bill that extends tax cuts for individuals and provides a variety of tax Breaks for some of the nations largest businesses. The Bill was passed 49 to 22 by the Senate on Friday night nearly eight months after the House approved its own sharply different measure. Sometime the week of aug. 23, leaders of the Senate finance committee and the House ways and Means committee will Start the tedious process of trying to reconcile differences Between the two Bills. But one thing seems certain the average taxpayer will face no increase in Federal income taxes at least until january 1978. Rep. Al Ullman d-ore., who win head the House conferees indicated Friday that he favors the general approach taken by the Senate on individual taxes which was to freeze them at current Levels through dec. 31, 1977. The House bin would extend current tax cuts originally enacted last year Only through the end of this year. The individual tax cuts now in effect Are Worth about $180 a year to a typical family of four with an income of $15,000. Extension of the individual tax cuts along with across the Board tax reductions that were voted for businesses last year represents the major part of the 2,000-Page bin voted by the Senate. But the measure contains an estimated 300 other provisions. There Are special tax Breaks for parents of Rouege students for housewives the elderly and working parents and a com Elete rewriting of the estate tax in. There Are across the Board tax Breaks for businesses especially for of companies life insurance companies airlines railroads and shipbuilders. While the Senate Bill is considerably More generous to investors and businessmen than is the House version it still attempts to shut off some tax shelter abuses and to ensure that All High income investors pay some taxes. The Senate Bill seeks to offer specific tax Relief to the parents of Rouege students by allowing them to take a special tax credit to homeowners by letting them deduct the Cost of Energy related Home improvements to working parents by simplifying and liberalizing tax benefits to offset costs of child care and to homemakers by launching a program that eventually could Lead to federally subsidized pensions for spouses who done to work outside the Home. By preliminary congressional estimates the Bill would raise $3.6 billion a year by 1981 by shutting off or reducing a variety of tax benefits mainly for investors and businesses. Mars after completing its first orbit sunday it will begin taking pictures of the planet. The photography will continue on subsequent orbits and because the orbit time is slightly longer than a Martian Day the probe will be taking pictures of a different area each time it reaches that Point in its orbit. It will Survey Northern latitudes for a Landing place where it will touch Down on sept. 4 to continue the search for life. J pm planners have said they May risk setting Viking 2 Down in a More hazardous area in the North because it is believed More water is present in the Northern sections and that would enhance the possibility of finding signs of life. Meanwhile data from three biology experiments by Viking i plus an organic analysis of Mars soil a unless a test chamber for that test proved empty a was expected to be revealed later today. On Friday the biological tests for living organisms in Martian soil reached a Point that could make scientists significantly More optimistic or More pessimistic about chances of the soil containing detectable life. No matter what the results however they will not be Able to make firm conclusions. One of the tests the Pyrolytic release Experiment that checks for signs of photosynthesis sent Back its first data that could show signs of life. When revealed today the data should Tell whether Carbon dioxide and Light Are being used by organisms in the soil to manufacture organic material. In the Pyrolytic release Experiment a Sample of soil is bathed with a nutrient and Given an atmosphere that includes a radioactive isotope of Carbon As a tracer. After five Days of incubation the chamber is flushed to get rid of excess Carbon 14. If there is any Plant like life in the soil Sample it would retain some of the radioactive Carbon and give it off later As radioactive Carbon dioxide. After another incubation period involving simulated sunlight and heat the atmosphere in the chamber is tested for the pres ence of the radioactive Carbon. Two other biological experiments which found unusual activity in the Martian soil will report Back More information that May help scientists decide space continued on Page 2 the disease died thursday the dead a 21 men and four women a ranged in age from 39 to 82. Ten of the victims were Over 65. Bachman said the official count of the number afflicted was reduced from 161 to 112 by eliminating a background cases Quot of illness that did not fit a new definition of the illness. Officials said that for persons to be considered afflicted with the disease they must have been associated with the convention in some Way. In addition there must be a fever of 102 degrees and either coughs or a Ray evidence of pneumonia. The Hunt for toxins includes a search by City environmentalists of the hotels where legionnaires stayed. Investigators were testing carpets wallpaper and air conditioning equipment at the six hotels used by the victims. Also being tested for chemical agents were such common items As plastics soap and paper. The Battle also continues in the Laboratory. Scientists at the Doc planned to work 17-hour Days through the weekend in an Effort to determine the cause of flu continued on Page 2 by Richard Carelli Washington ame of Ronald Reagan a key conservative backers say there a a Strong organized Effort to dump his hand picked running mate sen. Richard Schweiker if Reagan captures the Republican presidential nomination. Three congressmen All influential Reagan backers said Friday that if Reagan wins the gop nomination at the party a convention some supporters May seek to have the vice presidential nomination decided by the convention delegates meanwhile president Ford is accelerating his search for a running mate. White House spokesman Ron Nessen said Ford associates today will begin contacting persons who have been recommended for i consideration on a Ford ticket. I be asked to keep the Contact confidential a Nessen said Friday. He declined to indicate How Many persons will be asked to submit health and financial information on a confidential basis with the understanding that it would be made Public if they were chosen despite insurance from Reagan and sc1 Iker or y con Rva Tive i Alicar have iced concern about be Reagan candidacy since iese action of Schweiker Umer of a Liberal voting record while representing Pennsylvania in the Senate since 1969 a there Are Telephone Calls and letters criss crossing this country like crazy a said sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina a Reagan Backer. A i could to curtail information on soviet nuclear tests Washington a the White House says it will no longer give the Public details about the size of soviet nuclear tests following two a a suspicious underground explosions that could politically Embarrass president Ford. The state department said Friday that congressional committees have been informed a on a classified basis about the two soviet underground tests. State department spokesman Frederick z. Brown said the joint atomic Energy committee and other a appropriate panels were briefed in private about the july 4 and 29 tests but he said there was no Public disclosure that the soviets May have tested in the Range above that allowed by a new test treaty because it was a in the National interest to keep the information secret. Both explosions were Large enough to have been the subject of routine announcements under Normal procedures. But both were kept secret until the. Were revealed by the Energy research and development administration in response to queries. Russia continued on Page 2 name you a Hundred prominent republicans who have said they Are sticking with Reagan but Schweiker is another Story rep. Tom Curtis Reagan s state chairman in Missouri said he has discussed with other Reagan backers the possibility of an open ballot for the vice presidential nomination Reagan s Choice of Schweiker has not caused any mass defection of delegates an associated press Delegate Survey has shown. But nine Days before the conventions Start Ford still is leading with 1,103 delegates to Reagan s 1,034. There Are 122 uncommitted delegates and it takes 1,130 for nomination. The a total counts Only those delegates publicly stating a preference or legally bound a not those leaning toward a candidate. Ford met with some delegates from South Carolina and Virginia Friday. One previously uncommitted South Carolina Delegate Raymond w Sifly of Orangeburg said afterwards he so to Agi into West Virginia today after he said. Wyant said he would continue his Aitkin Law practice until the appointment takes effect oct. 15 asked about his plans after that Date he said a i Haven to thought that far ahead the attorney declined to comment on the outcome of his appointment in the courts. A that is a matter of litigation a he said. A i really have no opinion on that right Mam. A now. Grussendorf is seeking two More years on the Bench so he can increase retirement benefits with to years in office. Lint Wyant has decided to support Ford. Reagan and Schweiker head Schweiker s Home state Friday. On the democratic Side presidential candidate Jimmy Carter remained at his Plains ga., Home for a Long weekend before travelling monday to Washington where he is scheduled to give a consumer speech to the Public citizens forum. Consumer crusader Ralph Nader will visit Carter in Plains today to Brief the candidate on consumer issues. Another lebanese cease fire ends by Aly Mahmoud Beirut Lebanon apr the latest cease fire in the lebanese civil War appeared All but dead today As fighting flared in scattered locations in Beirut and nearby mountains. A the cease fire is for All practical purposes nonexistent. It amounts to no More than a piece of paper a a Security officer said. Security officials and hospitals today reported the highest casualty figures in eight Days a 245 killed and 406 wounded. But or. Bassan Sabri Kholi of Egypt the Arab leagues chief mediator said he remained optimistic the ceasefire would work. He said he was awaiting final syrian agreement to join a meeting with Christian Pale Simian and lebanese moslem representatives on deploying league peacekeeping troops in Buffer zones Between the combatants. Beirut newspapers quoted the peacekeeping Force commander Gen. Mohammed Hassan Ghoneim As saying the Force was a inadequate and incapable of enforcing the truce with its present strength of 3,600 men the latest cease fire went into effect Early thursday. More than 50 previous ceasefires have failed in the 16-month-old civil War which has taken More than 33,000 lives by some estimates. Christian military spokesmen said syrian forces knifed Westward in mountains 30 Miles Northeast of Beirut capturing the town of Chim Istar and cutting main Supply routes for leftist positions in the area. A Christian phalanges radio station said Christian militia men were continuing mopping up operations in the moslem slum of a Baa. A in Aba has practically fallen to the Christian lebanese forces. A total of 191 palestinian and leftist gunmen have surrendered to our forces a the radio said. Christians had claimed Complete capture of Nab a on thursday before the cease fire began Nab a and the nearby Tai Zlatar palestinian refugee Camp Are the last moslem enclaves in Christian held Eastern Beirut. His request for an Extension however was turned Down by gov. Anderson. A recent court order allowed Grussendorf to remain in office with full pay and All his Powers while the Legal Issue is resolved. A hearing in the Case is set for aug. 30 at Minneapolis before District judge Douglas k. Amdahl. Attiat Issue will Likely go to the Minnesota supreme court state Law requires that judges retire at the end of the month in which they reach 70. Deputy attorney general Byron slams advised the governors office recently that the Law created a vacancy aug. I and that Anderson was free to make the appointment also involved in the Case is Robert r. Alderman a Brainerd attorney who has filed for the judicial Post. If the courts declare that a vacancy exists and that Wyant s appointment is upheld it would cancel an election scheduled for the judicial pout this year. The state Constitution provides that when a judge is named within one year of a general election he does not have to run for a full term until the next scheduled election. In the current Case Wyant would not have to face voters and possible election challengers until 1978. Wyant was bom in 1931 in of Neill neb. He has Long been Active in state Del politics and attended the democratic National convention in new York recently As first alternate from the seventh congressional District. He graduated from St. Johns University and William Mitchell College of Law and has served As an assistant Public defender for seven years. He and his wife trix have three children. The ninth judicial District includes 18 counties in North Central and Northwestern Minnesota. A weather Minnesota pleasant and sunny today. Clear and Cool tonight. Partly sunny and warmer sunday. High today 78-88. Low tonight 53-67. High sunday 84-92. Local weather High Friday. 76 Low. 48 8 . Today. 56 noon today. 72 Sunrise sunday. 6 10 Sunset sunday .8 36 year ago today High. 81 Low. 58 militiamen of the right Wing Christian National liberation party Calabr Atad Attar their successful attack on the Eastern Beirut suburb of Nab a where they claimed to have destroyed a moslem pocket. That Battle helped to wipe out a cease fire that is no longer in effect. Up telephoto. Extended forecast Minnesota Chance of showers and thunderstorms Over the state monday and tuesday and in the East wednesday. Highs 75 to 80 Northeast 80 to 85 elsewhere. Lows 52 to 57 Northeast 57 to 65 elsewhere

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